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zondag 16 november 2014

the first flight of Tjafi and Roskva

After being forced into the service of Thor, due to Loki's trickery, Roskva and Tjafi get to ride with thor in his cart. They must have been marveling as the world beneath them shrank away and they got to the skies.

zondag 9 november 2014

loki's lips

The sewing up of Loki's lips is a turning point in Nordic myth. It is wat made Loki eventually turn against his bloodsbrother.

donderdag 16 oktober 2014


the mara is an evil (mostly female) spirit that visits her victims at night. She sits upon them and extracts their life forced. Hence the word nightmare, "nachtmerrie". A person being plagued by such a mara was said to be marerit or ridden by the mare.

zaterdag 20 september 2014

Black and white coloring page

A black and white coloring page for the kids ;-)

vrijdag 12 september 2014

Gebed tot iduna

Waes Hael Iduna

Waes hael, dame van de lente
met je bloem en blad, zinderend met kleuren,
Getooid in je heldere bloesems, wit en roze
de oogst voorbereidend in zalige geuren

Waes heal, koningin van de zomer
met je blad en knop, perfect groen
Stijgend in je open luchten, blauw
de rijke vrucht groeiend uit de bloem

Waes hael, vrouwe van de herfst
met je manden vol appels, rood gewangd
Gekroond in je ritselend loof, goud en rood
De bladeren tooiend in hun stervende nood

Waes hael, troost van de winter
met de warme wintercider, parelend in amber
Gezegen door je eeuwige vuur, zonnegeel
De bodem wachtend op nieuw zaad

Waes hael, dame van de appel
met je levensgave, blozend in groen en rood
Herbronnend in je zuiver water, helder en blauw
Het leven hernieuwd in lichaam en geest

zaterdag 23 augustus 2014

Dark elf performing dark seidr

A dark elf mage performing dark Seidr magic, The runes are of a set I developped myself, because i didn't want to use real runes for the language and words used in the painting. Intruiged? Just know that the runes are a combination of elder futhark and roman capital letters.

I you get te meaning of the words feel free to add them into the commentary field ;-)

donderdag 21 augustus 2014

dahuds last jump

Dahud An ys, the Briton princes keeps attracting my fascination, this is a picture of  here as the she jumps into the water while her city succumbes to the sea...

zondag 3 augustus 2014

Sif's hair

One of the most famous episodes in Nordic Mythology

vrijdag 20 juni 2014

Dea Sandraudiga

Sandraudiga is Germanic Goddess only known from a single Latin inscription on an altar found in Zundert (The Netherlands). Her name means She who colours the sand red.
Several interpretations to this name have been proposed.
Some claim she must be a battle Goddess, colouring the sand in blood. Others say it has to do with fertility. The fertile grounds in the Zundert Aerea are quite reddish. In order to support their theory they refer to the horn of plenty carved out on her altar. And a last interpretation connects her to the production of iron, the red sands are quite rich in iron and proof of early iron reduction has been found in the neighbourhood of her altar.
So I though, why choose, she might just as well have been Goddess of all these elements. Fertility godesses are often battle godesses as well. And moving from swords to iron isn't hard either.

donderdag 24 april 2014

try outs

Just installed a drawing program on my tablet. Not quite sure about the result though...

zondag 26 januari 2014


I've recently written a text on germanic beliefs on afterlife. My conclusion was that ther was no such thing as a single type of afterlife ... . As a matter of fact the way you lived, the way you died it all played an important role in determining the afterlife you would get.

dinsdag 14 januari 2014

Idun burned in wood

A drawing I made from Idun, burned into a pine board. Notice the dragon that forms her her.